Last Updated: 19/10/13 11:16pm
And that's it. Southampton claim a draw at Old Trafford and it is now more than they deserve. United drop more points at home. 1-1 it finishes.
Both sides really going for this one. Lambert can't hold it up and United come again. Welbeck doesn't control and Southampton clear.
Clyne hammers a strike at goal and De Gea makes a brilliant save. Welbeck dropped off and lost his man momentarily.
Ward-Prowse with a long ball to Osvaldo. He beats Jones in the air for the first time but it goes wide.
Frantic few moments as Welbeck nearly finds himself past the last man, while at the other end Osvaldo can't quite latch on to Lallana's pass.
Excellent play by Rooney and Giggs is inches away. Nearly an excellent goal. Super play down the left. Van Persie involved as well.
Schneiderlin does really well and tricks his way through to the edge of the box. His shot is disappointing though.
Giggs loses out to Shaw and Southampton switch play to Clyne. Away side play some keep ball until Fonte gives it away.
Clyne with a late challenge but the referee decides not to show a yellow card. Januzaj a little quick for him then.
Carrick trying to bring some composure to United's play. Evra then joins in and when he cuts back to Rooney it's deflected wide for a corner.
Clyne has got his hands full with Januzaj but the youngster fouls the Southampton defender this time. Yellow card.
Shaw again down the left but Rafael clears. Nani protests about an earlier incident. He wanted a free-kick but it wasn't given.
Rodriguez is closed down quickly by Rafael and Fellaini. United have started a little quicker this half. Van Persie then flagged offside again.
United have the lead at the break 1-0, but Southampton have really played well. Pretty sure we'll see more goals after the break.
Play has restarted and Southampton win a throw. Fortunate to see another angle of Van Persie's goal. The initial ball to Rooney by Januzaj was sublime.
Credit to Southampton though. They are still trying to play their way through United. Long way to go in this one.
GOAL! Van Persie slots home after Rooney's initial chance was saved by Boruc. Van Persie made it look easy. 1-0 United.
Wanyama wins the ball from Rooney and when the ball breaks to Osvaldo, De Gea manages to save easily. Great chance.
Offside! Rooney with a beautiful ball through to Van Persie who rounds the 'keeper, but the flag was up.
United with the ball in the Southampton half. Nani breaks into the area but slips at the crucial moment.
Southampton fans in good voice this afternoon and they will be encouraged with how their side are playing.
Lallana the pick of the Southampton players at the moment. Excellent work down the right but he can't find a teammate.
Southampton seeing plenty of the ball. Clyne the latest player to help out going forward but Januzaj is back defending.
Evra with a ball in from the left but an excellent block as Van Persie strikes towards goal. Moments later Nani sets Van Persie up but it's straight at Boruc.
Van Persie with a fantastic flick towards goal but it goes a yard or two wide. Good technique from the Dutchman.
Januzaj tricks Clyne and Rooney stands over the free-kick. Osvaldo doing a good job in his own area clears the danger though.
Rafael gets United going with a throw but Schneiderlin wins the ball back and Southampton look confident.
The big news before kick-off was that Adnan Januzaj has penned a new 5-year contract with the Premier League champions. Will he continue his good form?
As we await the pre match handshakes Southampton fans will certainly have made the trip north full of confidence.
The players make their way out onto the pitch. Great welcome for the two teams as ever at Old Trafford...
United are still a force to be reckoned with and despite coming unstuck against West Brom in their last outing at Old Trafford, they have not suffered successive top flight defeats on home soil since May 2002.
The Saints are flying high at the moment and head into the game sat five places and four points above their illustrious opponents.They have collected three wins on the bounce, have suffered just one defeat in their opening seven fixtures and boast the meanest defence in the division - having been breached just twice.
Some pre match stats courtesy of Opta: 24 different players have started a Premier League match for Manchester United this season; more than any other side.The Saints have not won back to back Premier League away games since September 2001.Excluding penalties, Robin van Persie has failed to score in 14 of his last 18 Premier League games, including the last five in a row.
Here's what our friends at Sky Bet think about the big game: Man Utd v SouthamptonSouthampton are in the unfamiliar position of heading to Old Trafford four points and five places better off than their hosts.Consequently United are a seemingly tempting price at 8/15 with the draw at 16/5 and surprise early-season packets Saints on offer at 5/1.Following his England heroics in midweek Wayne Rooney is 9/2 to grab the opening goal and 7/1 to notch a brace.Saints most likely first goal candidates are Rickie Lambert at 8/1 and 10/1 Pablo Osvaldo.Full odds: http://www.skybet.com/football/premier-league/event/15752043
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Southampton starting XI v Manchester United: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Lallana (c), Rodriguez, Osvaldo.
Manchester United starting XI v Southampton: De Gea; Rafael, Jones, Evans, Evra; Nani, Carrick, Fellaini, Januzaj; Rooney, van Persie.